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Téte António travels to Barcelona after Eduardo dos Santos health' worsens

The Minister of Foreign Affairs travels this Wednesday morning to Barcelona to monitor the state of health of former President José Eduardo dos Santos, whose clinical situation has deteriorated in recent hours, an official source told Lusa.


"The clinical situation worsened and the minister was sent to Barcelona by the President" João Lourenço, who is in Lisbon, to participate in the Ocean Summit, said an official source of national diplomacy.

José Eduardo dos Santos is hospitalized in a clinic in Barcelona and is in a coma after having suffered a fall and after having recovered from a covid-19 infection.

"The situation is being closely monitored by Angola at the highest level", added the same source.

Minister Téte Antonio was also in Lisbon as part of the Angolan delegation to the United Nations summit and should arrive in Barcelona on Wednesday morning.

According to information gathered by Lusa from close sources, the former President remains in intensive care at the Teknon Medical Center in Barcelona, ​​Spain, and was subjected to an induced coma.

Over the past few months he has been accompanied by some of his children. The 79-year-old former president has had health problems for several years and has been accompanied in Barcelona since 2006.

Eduardo dos Santos ruled Angola between 1979 and 2017, having been one of the longest-serving Presidents in the world and was regularly accused by international organizations of corruption and nepotism.

In 2017, he resigned from re-candidate and the current President, João Lourenço, succeeded him in office, having also been elected by the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), which has governed the country since independence from Portugal in 1975.


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